The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK
Rank 289 324 297
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 352 334 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.67% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.71% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 213 206
Median daily rate £380 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £258 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 14
Median hourly rate £22.00 £29.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £15.00 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £35.00 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +40 332 £380 +4.82% 107
London +33 196 £400 - 41
South East +27 65 £375 +11.11% 31
City of London -4 28 £378 -7.64% 9
East of England +8 16 £344 -4.51% 13
Surrey +9 15 £380 +19.68% 6
North West +14 14 £413 +21.77% 2
Hampshire +17 13 £300 -20.26% 8
Scotland +19 11 £375 +2.73% 3
Yorkshire +13 11 £375 +50.00% 7
South West +4 11 £215 -33.84% 4
Berkshire +6 10 £550 +22.22% 6
Cambridgeshire +2 10 £388 +7.63% 5
Tyne and Wear -10 10 £245 -
North East -16 10 £245 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 9 £245 -
Cambridge -1 8 £388 +7.63% 3
Epsom - 8 - - 1
Manchester +12 7 - -
Kent +1 7 £315 -8.69% 1
Windsor - 7 £550 -
Milton Keynes +8 6 £313 - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £313 -30.55% 1
Oxfordshire -1 6 £375 - 4
West Yorkshire +14 5 £375 +59.57% 4
Glasgow +9 5 £400 +1.26% 2
Oxford +4 5 £388 - 2
South Yorkshire -2 5 £488 +28.28% 2
Wiltshire -4 5 £215 -38.57% 1
Edinburgh +13 4 £350 -3.44% 1

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 520 (66.75%) Linux
2 267 (34.27%) Red Hat
3 244 (31.32%) Windows
4 241 (30.94%) VMware
5 226 (29.01%) Unix
6 222 (28.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 198 (25.42%) Puppet
8 150 (19.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 143 (18.36%) Bash Shell
10 138 (17.72%) Finance
11 136 (17.46%) Active Directory
12 128 (16.43%) Perl
13 127 (16.30%) Solaris
14 120 (15.40%) DNS
15 119 (15.28%) Python
16 113 (14.51%) Apache
17 107 (13.74%) DevOps
18 102 (13.09%) Windows Server
19 101 (12.97%) Oracle
20 97 (12.45%) CentOS
21 94 (12.07%) PowerShell
21 94 (12.07%) Ansible
22 93 (11.94%) SAN
23 90 (11.55%) Firewall
24 87 (11.17%) Amazon AWS
25 86 (11.04%) ITIL
26 85 (10.91%) Microsoft
27 83 (10.65%) Configuration Management
28 80 (10.27%) Cisco
28 80 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 113 (14.51%) Apache
2 78 (10.01%) Tomcat
3 37 (4.75%) IIS
4 30 (3.85%) MS Exchange
5 26 (3.34%) nginx
6 23 (2.95%) WebLogic
7 22 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 21 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (2.18%) JBoss
10 13 (1.67%) SharePoint
11 11 (1.41%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.28%) Confluence
13 9 (1.16%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.77%) iPlanet
14 6 (0.77%) SAS
15 5 (0.64%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
15 5 (0.64%) Skype for Business
16 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 32 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.41%) MS Office
3 2 (0.26%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.26%) MS Project
3 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) HFM
4 1 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.13%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.13%) RMDS
4 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 87 (11.17%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (4.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.08%) Office 365
4 17 (2.18%) GitHub
5 15 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (1.93%) Amazon S3
6 11 (1.41%) SaaS
7 8 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.90%) IaaS
9 6 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.51%) Route 53
12 3 (0.39%) Boomi
13 2 (0.26%) DigitalOcean
13 2 (0.26%) Linode
13 2 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (15.40%) DNS
2 93 (11.94%) SAN
3 90 (11.55%) Firewall
4 61 (7.83%) LDAP
5 59 (7.57%) TCP/IP
6 50 (6.42%) DHCP
7 44 (5.65%) NAS
8 25 (3.21%) LAN
8 25 (3.21%) SSH
8 25 (3.21%) WAN
9 23 (2.95%) Internet
10 19 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (2.31%) HTTP
12 17 (2.18%) Network Security
12 17 (2.18%) X.509
13 15 (1.93%) VPN
14 14 (1.80%) FTP
14 14 (1.80%) Kerberos
15 12 (1.54%) VLAN
16 11 (1.41%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.93%) MySQL
2 43 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (4.49%) SQL Server
4 18 (2.31%) Big Data
5 17 (2.18%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.16%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.16%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.64%) DataStage
8 5 (0.64%) IBM InfoSphere
8 5 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.51%) HBase
9 4 (0.51%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.39%) GIS
10 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.26%) EDMS
11 2 (0.26%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 55 (7.06%) Jenkins
2 42 (5.39%) Git (software)
3 25 (3.21%) Subversion
4 16 (2.05%) JIRA
4 16 (2.05%) TeamCity
5 15 (1.93%) Hudson
6 13 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (1.03%) GitLab
9 6 (0.77%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.64%) Gradle
10 5 (0.64%) Maven
11 4 (0.51%) Travis CI
12 3 (0.39%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.39%) gulp
12 3 (0.39%) Selenium
13 2 (0.26%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.26%) GoCD
13 2 (0.26%) Zephyr
General
1 138 (17.72%) Finance
2 50 (6.42%) Banking
3 17 (2.18%) Law
4 16 (2.05%) Back Office
5 15 (1.93%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.67%) Publishing
7 10 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.16%) Legal
9 7 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.77%) Advertising
10 6 (0.77%) Marketing
11 5 (0.64%) Electronics
12 3 (0.39%) Games
12 3 (0.39%) Retail
13 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.13%) Automotive
14 1 (0.13%) Front Office
14 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.47%) LAMP
2 23 (2.95%) Middleware
3 19 (2.44%) Web Services
4 13 (1.67%) .NET
4 13 (1.67%) ELK Stack
4 13 (1.67%) HTML
5 11 (1.41%) Node.js
6 10 (1.28%) REST
7 8 (1.03%) LEMP Stack
8 7 (0.90%) SAML
9 6 (0.77%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.77%) J2EE
9 6 (0.77%) LAPP Stack
10 5 (0.64%) CSS
11 4 (0.51%) HTML5
11 4 (0.51%) SOAP
12 3 (0.39%) OAuth
12 3 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (0.39%) TIBCO EMS
12 3 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.09%) Data Centre
2 35 (4.49%) Clustering
3 26 (3.34%) Management Information System
4 15 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
5 14 (1.80%) Replication
6 12 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (1.03%) NHS
9 7 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
10 6 (0.77%) Freedom of Information Act
10 6 (0.77%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.64%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.64%) Fintech
12 4 (0.51%) CMDB
12 4 (0.51%) EMC VNX
12 4 (0.51%) PKI
13 3 (0.39%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.39%) RIA
13 3 (0.39%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 520 (66.75%) Linux
2 244 (31.32%) Windows
3 226 (29.01%) Unix
4 222 (28.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 127 (16.30%) Solaris
6 102 (13.09%) Windows Server
7 97 (12.45%) CentOS
8 80 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 73 (9.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 53 (6.80%) Ubuntu
11 38 (4.88%) AIX
12 31 (3.98%) SUSE
13 30 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 22 (2.82%) Windows 7
15 19 (2.44%) Debian
16 16 (2.05%) HPUX
17 14 (1.80%) Windows XP
18 12 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
19 10 (1.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 9 (1.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (13.74%) DevOps
2 86 (11.04%) ITIL
3 83 (10.65%) Configuration Management
4 52 (6.68%) Load Balancing
5 49 (6.29%) Migration
6 39 (5.01%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (4.88%) Change Management
8 34 (4.36%) High Availability
9 32 (4.11%) Open Source
10 31 (3.98%) Performance Tuning
11 28 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (3.34%) Change Control
13 23 (2.95%) Virtual Environments
14 22 (2.82%) Problem Management
15 21 (2.70%) ITSM
15 21 (2.70%) Low Latency
16 20 (2.57%) Data Management
16 20 (2.57%) Server Building
16 20 (2.57%) Service Delivery
17 18 (2.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (18.36%) Bash Shell
2 128 (16.43%) Perl
3 119 (15.28%) Python
4 94 (12.07%) PowerShell
5 76 (9.76%) SQL
6 69 (8.86%) Shell Script
7 52 (6.68%) Java
8 48 (6.16%) PHP
9 39 (5.01%) Ruby
10 19 (2.44%) C++
10 19 (2.44%) JavaScript
11 15 (1.93%) C
12 12 (1.54%) Korn
13 11 (1.41%) AWK
13 11 (1.41%) sed
13 11 (1.41%) VB
14 10 (1.28%) C#
15 5 (0.64%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.64%) VBScript
16 4 (0.51%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 73 (9.37%) Security Cleared
2 55 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 22 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (2.70%) CCNA
5 15 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.41%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.41%) MCSE
7 8 (1.03%) CCNP
7 8 (1.03%) RHCE
7 8 (1.03%) RHCSA
7 8 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (0.90%) MCP
9 6 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.64%) Degree
11 4 (0.51%) VCAP
12 3 (0.39%) CCA
12 3 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.39%) VCP5
13 2 (0.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.82%) SLA
2 8 (1.03%) QA
3 6 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.26%) GCP
7 1 (0.13%) BS25999
7 1 (0.13%) BS7799
System Software
1 150 (19.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 136 (17.46%) Active Directory
3 44 (5.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 39 (5.01%) NFS
5 36 (4.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 33 (4.24%) Docker
7 32 (4.11%) vSphere
8 25 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (2.82%) VMware ESX
10 17 (2.18%) Hyper-V
11 16 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (1.93%) KVM
13 14 (1.80%) Samba
14 13 (1.67%) Veritas File System
15 9 (1.16%) Terminal Services
16 8 (1.03%) VMware Server
17 7 (0.90%) Postfix
17 7 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
18 6 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
18 6 (0.77%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 198 (25.42%) Puppet
2 94 (12.07%) Ansible
3 79 (10.14%) Opscode Chef
4 73 (9.37%) Nagios
5 45 (5.78%) SCCM
6 27 (3.47%) NetBackup
7 19 (2.44%) WSUS
8 17 (2.18%) Red Hat Satellite
9 16 (2.05%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 16 (2.05%) SCOM
10 15 (1.93%) logstash
11 14 (1.80%) Kibana
12 12 (1.54%) Terraform
13 9 (1.16%) ZABBIX
14 8 (1.03%) Control-M
14 8 (1.03%) Graphite
14 8 (1.03%) Salt
15 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
15 7 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 6 (0.77%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 267 (34.27%) Red Hat
2 241 (30.94%) VMware
3 101 (12.97%) Oracle
4 85 (10.91%) Microsoft
5 80 (10.27%) Cisco
6 77 (9.88%) Veritas
7 73 (9.37%) HP
8 55 (7.06%) EMC
9 52 (6.68%) IBM
10 51 (6.55%) Sun
11 38 (4.88%) NetApp
12 26 (3.34%) Symantec
13 23 (2.95%) Citrix
13 23 (2.95%) ServiceNow
14 22 (2.82%) Dell
14 22 (2.82%) Splunk
15 13 (1.67%) Veeam
16 12 (1.54%) F5
17 11 (1.41%) 3PAR
18 10 (1.28%) SAP
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £510 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £18 - £25 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton
University of Brighton
Rate: £33,943 to £40,523 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago